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Spot the Difference

By RonnieAG
This shot, again from Craigie Fort. is a view north up Loch Lomond towards the Arrochar Alps.
I have uploaded two identical shots except for one difference. V 1 has been slightly altered by cloning out the top of the foreground dark central tree which was cutting across the far shoreline in the centre, whilst V 2 is as captured in camera. When foreground objects project over a more distant level, it seems to reduce the sense of perspective by tying the foreground to the distance more closely. I'd certainly be interested in any comments regarding this. The trees on the left are an integral part of the shot however.
The mountain tops seen here are Beinn Bhreac, Ben Narnain and A'Chrois.

Of course, the alternative would have been to have a 10ft. ladder, but I have enough difficulty getting me and my gear up this hill, never mind a ..................)

(PS. Again all my thanks you viewed and commented on my last upload - so much appreciated)


Tags: Loch lomond Winter Landscape and travel Arrochar alps Craigie fort Snow capped tops

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Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
4 Mar 2010 6:23AM
Such a beautiful view Ronnie, so well captured.

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
4 Mar 2010 6:24AM
A beautiful scene, Ronnie, very well captured. Carol
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
4 Mar 2010 6:41AM
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
4 Mar 2010 6:42AM
Cracking view Ronnie, nicely taken.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 8:01AM
top of the tree is the difference..... do i win a prize ?

love the view over to the snow capped peaks, and such a lovely day...


EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 8:16AM
Notice straight away the tiny alteration, so it most certainly does work to the betterment of the image, as you say. Superb light, giving a slightly dreamy quality which I love.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 8:25AM
brilliant light and colours ronnie cloning out the top of the tree makes all the difference nice one Wink
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 8:25AM
Another beauty,
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 8:36AM
A wonderful image and capture the cloning works so well and you have done it well , lovely composition Colin
Rob66 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 9:24AM
Good shot - cloning has worked well to improve the image.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 9:28AM
another ist class image
heids 8 1 1 Scotland
4 Mar 2010 9:43AM
Fantastic shot and cloning out the tip of the tree improves the image. Superb!
4 Mar 2010 10:10AM
a must viewed large another great image lovely detail good idea to clone out the tree top click
4 Mar 2010 10:14AM
Great scene. Great picture.
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
4 Mar 2010 11:30AM
A stunning view

sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 12:02PM
Very Nice Image Ronnie.

I have been really busy lately and have missed some great images of yours. I do like your Tulips and you have some great landscapes up there in Scotland.

My Image today was created using a combination of 2 Photoshop Filters. LucisArt3 and Fractalius.

Regards Steve.
metro074 7 8 Australia
4 Mar 2010 12:10PM
Just beautiful Ronnie. A wonderful image
Canadiann 7 2 Canada
4 Mar 2010 12:31PM
The top of the tree is different. Both lovely immages Well done once again.
Regards Promise I did not look at the other comments first lol.
4 Mar 2010 12:33PM
great shot nice colours and v1 with the top of the tree cloned of for me
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Mar 2010 1:10PM
Delicaate cloning and it does make a difference V1 IMHO has a better composition and more appealing view-- Thanks for your explanation showing how to solve a problem -- like a mini how to class---

Expert choices made for aperture and focus as well, Jennnnn
4 Mar 2010 1:55PM
You've captured the crispness of the air in this beautiful landscape, Ronnie, you pick out the scenes so well, nice bit of "topiary" too,
(in a mad rush)
Jekaro 8 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 1:57PM
Stunning scenery and an equally stunning image. V1 for me Ronnie.
8 10 10 England
4 Mar 2010 2:17PM
The most beautiful of scenery and composed and photographed so well. That clever bit of cloning does make a big difference.
LukeParkinson 8 30 3 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 3:44PM
Excellent capture Ronnie. Very well done
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
4 Mar 2010 3:49PM
Two very beautiful images, Ronnie, but agree with above, the bit of gardening in V1 does improve the shot. Love to be there on a sunny day like today!
TrevB Smile
I think I like the branch out, but it's a very hard call to make, you've given us a hard task here my friend.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 4:53PM
Well, again another top image, think I prefer V1 without the top of the tree, as you have those great reflections there
Amanita05 7 11 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 5:06PM
The removal of the tip does improve this Great Landscape Ronnie!
A Very Pleasing to the eye Photo! Great Light as Well!

mymindseye 7 28 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 5:11PM
nice shot the removal of the top of the tree is a improvement, super view....
I have replied to your comment re: blue bin / door...
Anjantoo 9 7 1 England
4 Mar 2010 5:20PM
If it were my image it would never ever have occured to me to lop the top of the tree off! I can now see exactly why you would!
betts 9 1 England
4 Mar 2010 6:28PM
Beautiful stunning scenes,
sparklep 10 146 1
4 Mar 2010 7:03PM
For me I would have leave the tree in at the top. Lovley photo.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2010 7:35PM
both shots are great I would as mentioned above leave the top of the tree in
4 Mar 2010 8:46PM
I'll go for V2 Ronnie, it's a stunning image in it's own right. Superb.
Roly 10 Wales
4 Mar 2010 8:54PM
Two superb images Ronnie.V1 for me though.
Dave_Holdham 8 4 1 Wales
4 Mar 2010 9:31PM
I think it's the write up as there is none in v2. lol Superb colourful image, v1 for me less the tree top. Smile
4 Mar 2010 11:05PM
V2 is far and away the more effective - tranquility and beauty in one fine shot - excellent.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
5 Mar 2010 2:21AM
Don't know that I would have noticed it Ronnie, but now that you've shown the effect I have to congratulate you on seeing what to do, and doing it so well, the shot itself, either way, is every bit as stunning as your previous upload from Craigie Fort!
Rgds., Jim
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
5 Mar 2010 3:05AM
Beautiful landscape!
imagio 11 12 1 England
5 Mar 2010 8:51AM
Superb composition Ronnie

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
5 Mar 2010 9:58AM
Beautiful with or without the tree top, great shot, superb detail and colours

Glyn1 8 4 1 England
5 Mar 2010 12:58PM
Lovely scene Ronnie, great cloning job.

5 Mar 2010 7:05PM
Stunning shots, v.1 just has it for me due to clever cloning. What a view!
Mstphoto 9 126 1 Scotland
7 Mar 2010 11:33AM
Beautiful image.
You did the right thing in pruning the top of the tree.

Now, if you had taken a pair of gardening shears you could have saved yourself a whole lot of trouble Smile
Oliverpants 8 2 2 England
7 Mar 2010 7:26PM
Really great, its V1, you did a great bit of clone work there. Ann
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
10 Mar 2010 6:19PM
Love this one too!

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